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[APD] Re: Suggestions for a Dwarf Cichlid tank
I can attest that Dwarf Cichlids LOVE a fully planted tank. I do recommend
the rockwork & caves to, but fill in as much space as you can w. plants. It's
great for making the fish feel secure. Plus, when the babies come, there are a
lot of microorganisms that live on the plants - a great first food 'til they
can take BBS, or fine flake food.
E. tennellus is a great plant for displaying Dwarfs. I'd also recommend a
Val. (tiger, spiral) for the back, so the leaves can grow up over the surface.
Or, use some floating plants - I would stay away from duckweed, tho, 'cause
it's a PITA to keep in control... grows way too fast. Use Salvinia or
something a bit larger - much easier to control.
Hope this helps
Kristian Anderson wrote:
>>> I've got a 29g tank just waiting for a use. I've decided to try a Dwarf
Cichlid set up but am wondering on configuration. Now I know you all are
saying, "why waste a perfectly good aquarium on fish?" I would like to keep
a few plants as well, but mostly a rock set up with plenty of caves. My
question is, what kind of substrate, sand or gravel, any flourite? What
kinds of plants? Can I get by with a single 55w light? My planted 29g has
110w and it's just a bit on the bright side. I've heard Cichlids don't like
a lot of light, I'm just wondering if 55w would be enough for a few plants.
Any suggestions would be great. Thanks!
Kristian Anderson <<<
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